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Old 02-02-2013, 10:46 AM
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Is it worth it

Alright guys,

Firstly i hope I'm posting in the right area, If not I"m sorry.

Anyhow I'm looking for a diesel farm truck and ran by this one. The thing that gets me is he say's you have to use starter fluid when first starting it. I read some where using starter fluid or something was bad for diesels?

Anyhow here is a video of the truck, let me know what you think and if its worth the asking price:


Asking 2500 for it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:49 PM
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No one at all?..
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dude.. thats not even a powerstroke! its an IDI diesel from international! its old and not a turbo-diesel.. if your just running eggs from farm side one to the other thats one story.. but don't expect it to haul alot of hay bales or anything.. for 2500.. no way... i'd give the guy 1K for it.. its looks like its in decent shape.. but its an old truck man.. and its gonna have old truck problems.. you're better off with a 94.5+ powerstroke.. this is a great truck but not for towing or anything.. previous owner even ripped the electrical out of the bed

info on your engine:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna..._Harvester_IDI

made 330lbs-ft (not that much IMO and only 180HP)

and you atleast need to get new glow plugs or a glow plug relay

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:11 PM
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I know is not a powerstroke. The people here know diesels so that's why i asked here. Its hard to find a farm truck that's diesel around here because every one thinks there worth 9k plus no matter the age.

The one thing i noticed that you may have missed is that orange card running from batter into the truck, no clue what that is for. It probably is a can of worm's. however that's why i am, asking people who know fords better then me.
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I know is not a powerstroke. The people here know diesels so that's why i asked here. Its hard to find a farm truck that's diesel around here because every one thinks there worth 9k plus no matter the age.

The one thing i noticed that you may have missed is that orange card running from batter into the truck, no clue what that is for. It probably is a can of worm's. however that's why i am, asking people who know fords better then me.
We do accept IDIs here but in the end of your video you go "7.3L powerstroke" so i was making sure the dude selling it wasn't lieing to you.. what do you intend on using this thing for though? if your not gonna be towing much its fine.. but like i said.. its a weak engine.. reliable as all hell but weak.. and this might be a can of worms.. idk about the card on the batter but there seems to be rust on or near the radiator.. and i think you meant cord.. and yea i noticed.. looks jerry rigged.. i wouldn't touch this thing for a lick over 1K but idk.. looks ok other than the rust spots and the mysterious wiring
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actually.. whats the ratio of the gears in the rear end.. that makes a difference too in towing
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Yeah cord. That is the seller in the video talking not me. I was mainly going to use it on the farm and would be hauling every now an then (cattle trailer etc). I just ran across this on craigs (video was with listing). I never noticed the rust, thanks for pointing that out.

I searched around for powerstroke's, but nothing under 7k. Heck a guy wanted 7500 for a 443k miles 95 powerstroke. That's more then I'm welling to pay for a truck that will stay on the farm unless its hauling to the market ever once in a blue moon.
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Yeah cord. That is the seller in the video talking not me. I was mainly going to use it on the farm and would be hauling every now an then (cattle trailer etc). I just ran across this on craigs (video was with listing). I never noticed the rust, thanks for pointing that out.

I searched around for powerstroke's, but nothing under 7k. Heck a guy wanted 7500 for a 443k miles 95 powerstroke. That's more then I'm welling to pay for a truck that will stay on the farm unless its hauling to the market ever once in a blue moon.
7500 for 440K+ wtf is the thing made of gold bricks? a guy up in CT was selling his spotless 7.3L with 146K on it for 5K.. if there are enough Ks in that sentence anywho.. keep looking around.. there has to be one.. and pickup something with 200L for 5K.. its worth it in the end if its got the balls you need.. i just think this thing looks death-trappy
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7500 for 440K+ wtf is the thing made of gold bricks? a guy up in CT was selling his spotless 7.3L with 146K on it for 5K.. if there are enough Ks in that sentence anywho.. keep looking around.. there has to be one.. and pickup something with 200L for 5K.. its worth it in the end if its got the balls you need.. i just think this thing looks death-trappy
Yeah, the more time's i watch the video the more i notice things. I think I'll wait until every one get's off the tax time high and common sense sets back in that there trucks or not worth that kind of money. I at least hope that's whats with the crazy price's. Just got done looking at a 94 crew cab turbo powerstroke dually with 369k miles with rust on body, busted dually fender and wont start unless plugged up(bad glow plugs i guess).. He wanted 5500 cash and "not a penny less" the listing said I guess i don't see the gold on them like they do
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